My friends Edward and Teresa live up in Anchorage for now, and that would be home base for the trip. I packed snowshoes, my nordic skis, winter camping and cycling gear to keep our options open. I really had no way to get my Salsa Mukluk fatbike up there for any cost less than just renting, so I ended up renting partway through the trip from Billy Koitzsch at Arctic Cycles. He’s a bit of fat bike history, a very accomplished adventure rider/race, and was really fun to talk with and oogle over lots of fat biking gear.